Black isn't obliged to do so, and I don't think it's his best option. They are all to varying degrees hypermodern defences, where Black invites White to establish an imposing presence in the centre with the plan of undermining and ultimately destroying it. Game 13: Benoni defense. Of course, you're right there's nothing wrong with waiting either, although I wouldn't wait too long or White just might try to take himself and hold on to the pawn. CHAPTER 2. Ideas for Black: Forcing advance, weakening the pawns. That one's called the Boring Benoni and it gives white pressure with little recompense for black. Probably white should go for c4 anyway, and i think he has a slightly more pleasant game  with more space and pressure on e7, but black no doubt is close to equality. . While lines and sub-lines change over time, pawn structures remain stable.The author of the present article GM, Despite the fact that nowadays computers managed to refute a huge amount of gambits, there are still some inventions of the old masters that continue to cause us nightmares. The proposed repertoire also offers a variety of middle game pawn structures (for and against the isolated queen pawn, hanging pawns, Benoni structures, etc...) that promise to keep things fresh. I prefer to take and say to White "you're going to regret that", And I think the half open e-file is more of an illusion than a real advantage, while the c-file is a very real one (if White plays c6 he has to worry about the minority attack), It's basically a Carlsbad structure with some (maybe not so) subtle differences. Benoni, Taimanov Variation: A68: 1. d4 f6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. c3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f4 g7 8. f3 0-0 9. e2 g4: Benoni, Four Pawns Attack: A69: 1. d4 f6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. c3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f4 g7 8. f3 0-0 9. e2 e8: Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line: A70: 1. d4 f6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. c3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f3 g7 Black distracts by RxNe4 to make the Bishop move away from protecting the field e2. Space Advantage - Positional Piece Sacrifice Tarrasch vs Muenchhoff, 1881 (B27) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0. I am fine with transposing to panov botvinnik, but the line I play is a more or less forced ending line in which black can't really play for a win...so yes 2. nf6 is probably more logical. Due to the endless amount of possibilities for both sides, a lot of players face difficulties when preparing this opening. According to the Russian Chess School, before starting to explore a given opening, we should first learn to handle the arising pawn structures. So 2...cxd4 is 100% playable but also a sort of slight positional mistake. I'll skim over the beginning, since I've covered it before, and because there's a … Or if you're comfortable playing a Caro-Kann, 3...d5 (after 3.exd4) is an exchange variation. A central pawn majority is indeed a concrete gain, but also white much greater piece mobility is a concrete gain. ok I see why cxd4 works, but the thing is I took up old benoni to play for a win with black against lower rated players...(I use semi slav against people equal or higher than myself)  and if we are transposing to exchange slav or panov botvinnik its hard to win with black.. After being soundly drawn in the first game where I had the White pieces, I'm on the lookout for similar traps this time around. Call +49 2501 9288 320. i don't get the remark about white central pawn being hard to defend (only in his dreams black can put the slightest pressure on d4). 199 Semi-Open File. Look at the different options and choose one that appeals to you, use your own head. Please look at the actual position (4.c4) for a moment before posting, and you will realize that you have mixed up the lines. how does black play if white does not respond with 2. d5 after 1. d4 c5? had a tough time over 30 boards, scoring only +13 -10 =7. It's a balanced situation. Sitemap. Whites central pawn isn't easy to defend either. Each week students will learn plans to combat a common pawn structure, Part I: The isolani, hanging pawns, caro-kann, & stonewall. A basic positional principle is than the side which controls the tension should not release it without a concrete gain. In modern chess having a sound opening repertoire is an essential part of achieving success in tournaments. Weitere Ideen zu schach, schachfiguren, schachspiel. He can go ahead with his development and leave White guessing as to what central structure he's going to adopt. Is e3 played a lot? • Hanging pawns Two pawns of the same colour side-by-side with no other pawns of the same colour adjacent to them, sometimes a dynamic strength but at other times a static weakness. Also your comparison with the open sicilian is rather confusing. While lines and sub-lines change over time, pawn structures remain stable.The author of the present article GM Viktor Gavrikov is convinced that this structural approach to the opening is the only possible way to study the Sicilian defence.In his first article, he examines one of the most popular Sicilian structures which occurs in variations where, at some point, Black plays the move e7-e5. Pawn structures often transpose into one another, such as the Isolani into the Hanging Pawns and vice versa. In this completely different isolani structure a pawnstorm would be utter nonsense and for this precise reason white active play in the centre and down the e file is very important. There's rarely one "best" continuation (unless your first name is Hou and second name Dini). However, for the club players, spending so much time inserting the moves that are told by an […] If White plays c3 which is inferior, you can play for a minority attack on the queenside - another technical strategy of pawn structure. However i think he is much better off if he refrains from this early exchange and plays something like 3...Nf6. Hanging Pawn Formation. Ideas for White: Opening center, king’s side attack. The good thing about this strategy is that you force the game back into classical channels where White and Black need to know what to do with the pawns rather than some random autopilot setup. Yoe are certainly good enough to understand that without a pawn on d5 white's c4 still serves the purpose of controlling te centre. White is never going to regret giving black the possibility of forcing him in a perfectly ok structure. and so =+". 083 Hanging Pawns. Hanging Pawns Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1873 (D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0. Professional players spend a lot of time working on the openings in depth, sometimes until the possible endgames that can arise. Of course Black can pressure White's center, the c4-d4 pawn duo won't be able to comfortably advance, while if White plays c3 to strongpoint d4 then (whether or not Black lands a pawn on d5 first) a typical QGD minority attack is in the air. I just like the fact that Black hasn't comitted to playing d5 yet. We are pleased to assist you! Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. For instance what does black do if white goes with e3 or c3. The following game features a typical case of pawn race. Anyway my c3 idea is anemic and harmless, you're right. how does black play if white does not respond with 2. d5 after 1. d4 c5? Beating the King's Indian and Benoni by Anatoli Vaisser. But nobody said that white is going to play 4.c4 against everything! After 1.d4 c5 2.e3 cd ed the game can transpose into a Panov-Botvinnik if Black plays d5 and White plays c4. Hanging Pawns by Mikhalchishin. As a typical example, we can take the extremely dangerous Evans gambit.The popularity of this opening among top players is a clear testimonial of the complexity of this opening. Another opening that SF does not understand but Leela does. If e3, take and enjoy your central pawn majority. A central pawn majority is a nice thing to have. In the present material, he looks at this structure from a different angle. This is the Modern Benoni. On the other hand, White aims to keep the pawns hanging, trying to generate a kingside attack leveraging off of their superior center control. This time, GM Grigorov deals with the possible ways of playing with hanging pawns.The fact that every single idea is explained in great detail makes the article extremely useful not only for experts but also for every club player who wants to improve his positional play. This variation of the Benoni defense allows black to give up pawns on the queenside in exchange for an open and central controlling minor pieces with an attack on the kingside. The good news is that the openings usually lead to technical pawn structures so you can be good at those and not need much theory. The major pawn formations. With 2.e3 white gives you the control of the central tension and momentarily blocks his bishop. The minority attack doesn't mean that the side archieving it is always better; the minority attack is black compensation for white greater piece activity. such pawns are a long-term asset the value of which is not optimally used by the majority of the chess players.Being loyal to his systematic educational approach, GM Kuljasevic brings to your attention all the subtleties related to the play with such passed pawns. After cxd4 exd4 Black has the better structure in the long run and still has the flexibility to adopt any setup he wants. 143 Pawn Islands. If … Okay exchange slav I have some lines, but i can't seem to find anything satisfactory with panov botvinnik. What would you play after 3.exd4 instead of d5? Opening: Queen’s Gambit Declined, Queen’s Indian Defense. Later Kibitzing>: Aug-28-11 : BobCrisp: played a simul against the strong London Central YMCA chess club, some time in early 1975. wrote it up as for the April 1975 (alas, he omitted the date!). 235 Outpost. Book 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. In the sicilian indeed the central formation is rather stable and so despite his open lines white ofter launches a pawnstorm to archieve something. The idea of e3 is usually a Colle setup and cxd4 sidesteps the entire system even with Nf3/Nf6 inserted. 161 Shattered Pawns. The price of this book, is $19.95, the same cost as the original. Sicilian Structures - Part 2. Each to his own, if you want to keep the tension then keep the tension but no matter what the engines say (small plus for White) personally I would take Black every time after cxd4 exd4, redchessman, I would say if you want to play for the win, study typical QGD structures from the White side. The price of this book, is $19.95, the same cost as the original. i suppose the pawn goes on d6 soon or later? The play revolves around Black trying to force one of the pawns to advance. anticipated reply i try to control tempo a bit by replying nf6, id rather he take e6 and i take back with pawn on f7 in the future. and nf6 forces him to play towards that hanging pawn 2 comments archduke_piccolo (2214) on 11-May-15: Bishops on e3 and d3 ( though in the benoni formation if the Bishop can go to c4 that might actually be stronger) with the Queen on d2 creating a battery on the c1-h6 diagonal are typical as this sets up a nice advance of pawns on the kingside ( h2-h4, g2-g4, h4 … 101 Isolated Pawn. A central pawn majority is a concrete positional gain. The Psakhis-Romanishin variation that occurs after 4 e3 b6 5 Ne2 c5 (or alternatively 4...c5 5 Ne2 b6) is designed to suit the type of player that wishes to gain a very complex game and is not averse to taking risks. but then i guess you should go for g6+Bg7 and then white can seriously think about putting the pawn on c3 when the bishop looks rather misplaced. 253 Index of Games. His half open e-file is nothing more than a conduit to the kingside and his queenside majority is going to look like swiss cheese by the time Black gets done with it. Hello and welcome to the next game in the Benoni Defense series between ptitroque and I. Like the isolani, the hanging pawns are a structural weakness and must not be entered into unless the piece position offers some compensation. After 5 Nc3 Nf6, White can choose 6 Be2 in order to prevent T5, but then according to Fields Black can try 6 …g6, e.g. 3.Qxd4 Nc6 takes on the character of a Qxd4 open sicilian with Whites pawn not yet on e4. I don't think it's 100% a matter of tastes, 2...cxd4 is objectively slighly(very sligtly) inferior to the alternatives. I don't know that there are any main continuations. After presenting the main line in his previous article, now GM Chatalbashev deals with the possible transpositions to KID and Modern Benoni.Just like in his first article about Late Benoni, GM Chatalbashev continues to explore the opening from a practical point of view. I definitely like setting up with Nf6, g6 + Bg7. The way I see it, after cxd4 exd4, Black's pawn isn't already on d5 as in the CK exhange so he's not obliged to transpose to a Panov. 217 Forepost. The bad news is that when you do that you usually transpose to other things which are supposed to be better for White. can you please come up with a concrete idea for black? How to Fight for the Weak d5-Square Closed GM Petar G. Arnaudov; 6. Type of Position: Closed, semi open. Trasposing to a challenging mainline of an entirely different opening might be labeled as a failure for black who has stepped on unfamiliar and dangerous ground (of course black is ok in this variation but only if he knows his stuff). yes, but an open e-file is also a good thing...and also a queenside majority in an endgame, it's not like the resulting structure is strictly better for one side: one(black) has the minority attack and central majority and the other(white) has more important open lines and definitely the greater piece activity (counterquote  Tarrasch  said"i don't care about the pawn structure as long as the pieces are active"). what are the main continuations after that? The only way to make white regret e3 is not taking immediately and generating this "i'll take on d4 whenever i want and you can only wait and see or admit that i'm easily equal by taking yourself" where play is balanced but black is the one dictating the pace of the game. Just get your pieces out, get castled and roll with the punches. is cxd4 really the best line against e3? 05.01.2021 - Entdecke die Pinnwand „Schach“ von Frank Niemann Kalligrafie. The play revolves around Black trying to force one of the pawns to advance. Endgame Series - Part 7 Closed GM Davorin Kuljasevic Methods Of Playing In Positions With Hanging Pawns. In general, the move 1 e4 results in sharp open positions while the move 1 d4 results in closed positional ones, however, this is not true for all cases since there are sharp, tactical responses to 1 d4 such as the Gruenfeld Defense and the King's Indian Defense and there are relatively closed positions with good drawing chances in 1 e4 such as the Berlin Defense of the Ruy Lopez. In the present material, he looks at this structure from a different angle. Here there may be a game with hanging pawns or an isolated pawn. Part II: The Slav, Carlsbad, and Grunfeld. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. We're open for you. According to the Russian Chess School, before starting to explore a given opening, we should first learn to handle the arising pawn structures. A minority attack is never going to happen once white has played c4, we are in a completely different structure. And more importantly, would playing 2...Nf6 and only then your proposed plan have improved or reduced white chances? White non-existent queenside majority (soon or later the c4 and d5 pawn are going to be exchanged, so it's a+b pawn vs a+b pawn, where's the majority?) I suggest you to study the position is more depth, because is not really possible to think that black is preferable here after having looked at some lines. In his previous article on that topic, GM Grigor Grigorov has examined all the basic ideas we can use in our fight against hanging pawns. If white jumps into … There are other Benonis, such as one where black tries to sacrifice a pawn on b4 for queenside pressure, called the Benko or Volga Gambit, and one where black plays pawns to c5, d6 and e5 to try to block white's attack. In chess, there are is no opening which is as popular, complex and rich as the Sicilian defence. Free Shipping. i you want a QG equivalent maybe he could study the QG tarrasch from a white point if view. Such transpositions must be considered carefully and often mark shifts in game strategy. I think the problem with playing something like 2...Nf6 is that White can push d5 now and get back into Benoni territory and Black doesn't get the traditional pressure down the e-file since the pawn is not yet on e4. So no, he shouldn't study the exchange QG structure, he should study isolani structures. FILES & DIAGONALS CONCEPTS. original new ideas which could not be found in the existing chess literature.After reading it, you will never fear Evans anymore. Why should you hurry in solving that tension and freeing that bishop? The resulting positions are not easy for black to handle; the panov was considered a very serious try far an advantage for decades (today is not considered white best i think, but still i know that a lot of caro players fear it), and i don't think not having played d5 yet gives black better alternatives. The proposed repertoire also offers a variety of middle game pawn structures (for and against the isolated queen pawn, hanging pawns, Benoni structures, etc...) that promise to keep things fresh. Dear chess friends, In Issue 6 of Modern Chess Magazine, we provide you with the following articles: In Issue 6, we continue our journey along the subtleties of the Late Benoni. By the way you should also forget about the minority attack. Also white is never going to take and hold the pawn. In fact i looked at a database and the vast majority of games trasposed to the panow-botwinnik with 3...d5, with a considerable plus score for white (an old benoni player is unlikely to be at ease in the very open waters of this variation). 181 Open File. Each part is taught over five weeks. SF plays on the q-side and keeps the center closed. In the game of chess, Indian Defence or Indian Game is a broad term for a group of openings characterised by the moves: . 123 Passed Pawn. I would instead play 2...Nf6, 2...e6 or 2...d5 (probably the first one makes more sense for an old benoni player). Late Benoni against 1.d4 - Part 3 Closed GM Boris Chatalbashev; 5. Black doesn't have to commit to anything just yet, he can play sensible developing moves (I wouldn't rule out the possibility of the bishop coming to b7 or a6 either) and strike back with d5 at an opportune moment. But it's also clear that black is in no rush (surely white isn't going to get anything by playing dxc5) so why playing that immediately instead of wayting for white to make a concession? 2...Nf6 or 2...e6 are more logical for everyone else, more played and score better than 2...cxd4 on all the databases i looked at. Maybe TT7 and 8 are a recipe for hanging on rather than for fighting chess, but some would say that’s true of the F-B as a whole! In itself this structure is not advantageous for one side and depending on the concrete position white can be better (his activity prevents black from playing on the queenside) or indeed better for black (white has no pressure and so black plays freely on the other wing). The pawn duo won't be able to advance easily, and Black can chip away at it with the aid of his b pawn and the open c-file, I said he should study Queen's Gambit Declined positions not just the Carlsbad but IQP and hanging pawns structures too. Nf3 g6 7. by Komodo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:16 am. I doubt that taking immediately is the best idea. More precisely, GM Gavrikov focuses on the structure arising after the exchange on "d5" where this square is occupied by a white pawn.After reading the present article, you will have a better understanding on a number of Sicilian lines.Â, Copyright © 2021   e-shop Мodern Chess Magazine. Late Benoni Against 1.d4 ... GM Grigor Grigorov has examined all the basic ideas we can use in our fight against hanging pawns. Open from Monday to Saturday. Due to the endless amount of possibilities for both sides, a lot of players face difficulties when preparing this opening. Update: current ELO 1911 Hanging Pawns is a chess channel for players who are trying to improve (by a player who is trying to improve). Geo Milev, 10. after 2.e3 Nf6 black has total control of the tension, since dxc5 is almost always going to be bad(in the sense of very unambitious, of course white is not worse) for white (unless he plays something like a3 intending dxc5-b4, but this would be easily meet with an immediate cxd4 laughting at white lost tempo). Dieser Pinnwand folgen 311 Nutzer auf Pinterest. Without the pawn on d5, where's the pressure? From within Germany from 50 € For instance what does black do if white goes with e3 or c3. It's an isolani structure, not an exchange structure, and a minority attack is just impossible! 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